Overseas Network, December 5th. According to Yonhap News Agency, the police in Seongnam City, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea stated on December 4th that a US military stationed in South Korea was suspected of assaulting a 58-year-old taxi driver after drinking, and has not been detained for investigation.
South Korea's SBS TV station released the live footage captured by the driving recorder.
At 1:30 a.m. on November 27, after a U.S. military stationed in South Korea arrived at the destination by taxi, he, accompanied by the driver, got out of the car and went to an ATM to withdraw cash because he could not settle the bill with a credit card.
Unexpectedly, the U.S. troops stationed in South Korea suddenly started beating the driver on the head, punching the driver more than a dozen times, and fled back to the base after committing the crime.
After the police arrived, they found the wallet left by the US military in the back seat of the taxi, and through the documents in it, it was confirmed that the perpetrator was a US soldier stationed at Seongnam Airport.
The taxi driver said that he was unable to drive for a week after the attack, and he has not received his fare, nor has he received medical treatment from the US military.
The police said they were coordinating with the U.S. military responsible for the date of the summons.
Incidents of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea attacking South Korean civilians are not uncommon, but in the end they often go unnoticed.
According to the Agreement on the Status of U.S. Forces in South Korea, only when the U.S. military commits 12 vicious crimes such as homicide, rape, drug trafficking, and beating to death, the South Korean police can continue to detain it without first handing it over to the U.S. military.
South Korea's "Busan Daily" once pointed out that it is this unequal agreement that makes the South Korean police helpless against the illegal acts of the US military.
(Liu Qiang from Overseas Network)